Golden State Warriors @ Orlando Magic
Take out Orlando’s trap game, and this team has won 8 of their past 9 games with the one loss being at the buzzer by 1 point. The Magic barely got any recognition for dismantling the Raptors by 15 in Toronto the other day, but they’ll have another chance to heighten the noise tonight as they stretch their playoff push. This is statement time in Orlando, for a team that is playing their best ball of the season. In fact, in the month of February, no team in the entire NBA has a better defensive efficiency than the Magic.
Additionally, they are catching the Warriors when they are at their worst, playing on the road with no rest while also naturally having 1 eye on an impending game against the Sixers on Saturday – one of only 3 eastern conference teams to beat them on their home court this season.
The fact that the Warriors lost yesterday means little to me, as well as to Orlando, as that won't hinder their motivation to make some noise against the champs. Orlando will be all in tonight.
- Magic +6.5 -108 (5x) +230 (1x)
NBA YTD: 109-94 ATS +46.03 Units
5 Unit Plays: 16-5